Pantone Color of the Year – 2014

Winter may be approaching, but springy hues will rule next year according to color authority Pantone. According to Pantone’s website, “Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”


Pantone has a profound effect on trends in both fashion and home design. Here are a few ways you may see Radiant Orchid pop up over the next year.

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Burgundy & Lilac

What are your thoughts on the Color of the Year?

Emerald Inspiration

 Pantone Inc. is a company that is based in Carlstadt, New Jersey and is best known for it’s color matching system which is used in a variety of industries including fashion, interior design, and printing. The color matching system is a color reproduction system which has made it much simpler to match any given color by its Pantone name.

Annually Pantone declares a particular color “Color of the Year”. Twice a year the company hosts a secretive meeting in varied European locations with representatives from various nations’ color standards groups. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a color for the following year. It is reported that the color chosen connects with the defining mood for current era. According to Wikipedia, the press release declaring Honeysuckle the color of 2011 said “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues.” The results of the meeting are published in Pantone View ($750), which fashion designers, florists, and many other consumer-oriented companies purchase to help guide their designs and planning for future products.

Emerald Green was named the Color of the Year for 2013. Pantone describes its choice as “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”


Personally, I love deep, rich jewel tones so I have been naturally drawn to Emerald Green. Take a look at some of these inspiring images of this lush color in varied uses.

Thom Filicia Good Housekeeping

(Thom Filicia via Good Housekeeping) The high-gloss green lacquered walls and ceiling create such drama in this interior.

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(Nicole Cohen) The opulent textures in this interior make it so inviting and the deep emerald sofa helps to anchor the otherwise neutral interior.

Kate Headley Photography


Jamie Drake

(Jamie Drake) Just a few pops of emerald set off the otherwise neutral interior.


Green paired with gold accessories and red nails is such a classic look.


Christian Louboutin


Paris Fashion Week 2013. I love this floor length taffeta skirt! So elegant and effortlessly Parisian.



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(via The painted green dresser adds dimension to this cool, metallic feeling room.


How beautiful is this for fall?!

What is your favorite Pantone color?